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Back to basics: Keep workplace free of sexual harassment

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stop harassmentIn an interview, Donald Trump, the 2016 Republican presidential nominee (and now president-elect), stated that if his daughter Ivanka were sexually harassed, he “would like to think she would find another career or find another company.”

In a separate interview, his son Eric later stated, “Ivanka is a strong, powerful woman. She wouldn’t allow herself to be [subjected to harassment] … and by the way, you should certainly take it up with Human Resources. And I think she definitely would, as a strong person.”

Both comments sparked a backlash that has once again brought the issue of sexual harassment to the fore.

Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 made employment discrimination unlawful in the United States. Eleven years later, the United States recognized sexual harassment as a form of sex discrimination.

As illustrated by recent headlines and high-profile allegations, sexual harassment is still a high-profile issue in ...(register to read more)

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